Monday, March 19, 2012

BBTB2 Welcome Challenge

We have a very exciting challenge for you at BBTB2 this week. Our fabulously talented Theresa is welcoming you all and inviting you to participate by using the word "Welcome" from any cartridge on your project. In case you aren't challenged enough, she'd love to see a Home Decor project, although that is NOT a requirement to enter the challenge. I have to admit I had a tough time this week. Lots of stuff going on (not the least of which is March Madness and my alma mater MSU is the #1 seed in the West Region this year, as well as the Big Ten champs! WooHoo!) I looked for a cartridge I'd never used and found "Welcome Spring" on Phrases. Seeing that tomorrow is the first day of Spring, I thought it was just perfect. I wanted to make a little door hanger and welded the shadow of that cut to the "snail" cut from Botanicals. Where's the snail? Well, he got sort of hidden with the welding, but I only really wanted the floral border anyway.

Because there is not a lot of detail on the Botanicals silhouettes, I used a Copic to add some shadowing to the leaves and after much head shaking, embossed them with Swiss Dots as well for a little texture. I moved the cut down on the screen in DS and cut it again in white so I could fussy cut the blossoms and pop them on top. I had the hardest time with colors and actually cut the shadow of the phrase 4 times (don't you HATE that?) before deciding on the plaid from Nana's Nursery. Ditto with the words and bird. To give a little more pop to the phrase I ended up gluing 2 of them slightly offset and highlighting them with adhesive beads. My DT sisters had much more success with this challenge than I did, so please pop by BBTB2 and go have a look and find out about our exciting SPONSOR for this week's challenge. As always, our challenge runs for 2 weeks, but this time our winner of the prize will be chosen by Random Org and the POW will be chosen by our hostess Theresa, as usual. You still have time to enter our Bunny/chick challenge as well, so hop to it and don't miss out.

I'm also entering this in the
Sparkles Forum Mother's Day or Spring challenge
Getting Cricky Green, White and One Other Color Challenge


  1. What a pretty sign and a great challenge.

  2. Holy cow, is this fabulous or what!?! Love the pink and green color combo. GO SPARTANS!!!

  3. Your wall hanging is gorgeous, Donna! Love it!!--Pat N.

  4. This is so pretty!! I love the embossing on it and the pink with th green! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge.
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

  5. I hate it when I can't see what you have written... I think it's your black background... But I can see the "awesome" sign, simply gorgeous .. Hope you had a super fun week end. Hugs

  6. Finally I am here to tell you how dang cute this Welcome project is. I absolutely adore that darling pink and white polka dotted birdie.
    Hugs, my oh so talented partner in all things BBTB2.

  7. Love your Sign! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge over @ Getting Cricky!

    Letillia, GCDTM

  8. You are the queen of the all things dimensional in hanging art, Donna and I absolutely LOVE your creation! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh Donna this is just Beautiful, Love the colors, so Springy! Love how the little white flowers just Pop and the touch of the pearls, Gorgeous (As Always!) It's so hard to believe You had issues with your project, you'd Never know it, you Rocked Welcoming in Spring, Girlfriend! And speaking of March madness, here in KY, Everyone is Obsessed with ALL things UK so that's all I hear 24/7 (and I'm not even into sports, lol!)
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  10. awww, love that door hangar with the pinks and greens, so so spring. Hugs

  11. Such a BEAUTIFUL spring project!Great job with all the pretty details and LOVE the embossing!Have a nice evening my friend!:)

  12. What an adorable sign! I love the colors you used and the embossing on the birds wing :) Great job! Ty for sharing with us @ Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge! Hope you will join us for the next one :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  13. Love the pink and green, super cute.. hugs

  14. I love the embossing and the bird. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us for the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge fun!

    Heather Getting Cricky JrDTM

  15. Your little bird is absolutely adorable. Love the color combo! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Cheri- Getting Cricky JrDT

  16. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC for our " Mothers day/Spring " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  17. This is such a cute creation! I love your use of green and pink.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles!


    Linda xx


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